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Archive for October 2010

February 11th Tim Lindberg Show- Love Songs for the Weary Traveler

Another great artist will be visiting and performing live here at Sooke Harbour House, Friday February 11th, 2011, doors open 6:45, show starts 7:30, tickets on sale now at Sooke Harbour House or online (see below) $15.00
Formerly of “Doubting Paris”, Tim is a singer, song writer and guitarist. This year Tim is celebrating the release

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Readers’ Choice Awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Sooke Harbour House among the top 30 hotels in Canada…

We want to share our happiness and gratitude to you our guests and readers of Conde Nast Traveler for choosing our small hotel among the best in Canada. We are also thrilled to be in such good company with The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino among  the top 20 resorts in Canada and the Wedgewood Hotel

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A showcase of local cuisine and a passion for food, art and gardens
We love to encourage people to visit our little inn on the edge of the Pacific and experience local, seasonal and organically grown food.

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The Prince, Agaricus augustus

George Butcher found the Prince mushroom, Agaricus augustus in his yard this weekend and shared some with me. They were at the button stage. This is one of the very best edible mushrooms there is.  This mushroom is meaty, on the sweetish side and is almondy at this stage in development.  This is one of

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Boletus Smithii

I found about 6 of these mushrooms last week and Oluna Ceska was kind enough to identify them for me. They were growing in a mixed conifer, west facing, sloping forest which was made up largely of western hemlock near the beaches north of Jordan River. There was a lot of rotting wood on the

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